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Off the Record

Sydney Hasselbach

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Freshman catcher/third base­man Sydney Hasselbach shares on top­ics rang­ing from her jour­ney to Ferris State to her favorite bub­blegum. This is Sydney Hasselbach, off the record. (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Thompson/Kane make pro debut

Former Ferris State hockey for­wards Garrett Thompson and Cory Kane made their pro­fes­sional debut with the Binghamton Senators and Providence Bruins, respectively.

Thompson signed a one-year entry level con­tract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators on April 1 and was sent down to the team’s AHL affil­i­ate. Due to NHL pol­icy, the details of Thompson’s con­tract can­not be dis­closed. (more…)

 
 
Junior defensive lineman Corey Stone works with Ferris football assistant coaches during the 2013 preseason workouts. 

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Springing Into Action

Ferris opens off-season workouts

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Junior defen­sive line­man Corey Stone works with Ferris foot­ball assis­tant coaches dur­ing the 2013 pre­sea­son work­outs.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Winter is over and the Ferris foot­ball team is thaw­ing out as they look toward a cham­pi­onship as spring train­ing is underway.

Ferris State fell just short of a post-season berth last sea­son, fin­ish­ing third in the GLIAC with an 8–3 over­all record. With all win­ter to dwell on their post­sea­son short­com­ing, the Bulldogs are finally back in action and ready right the wrongs. (more…)

 
 

Sports Shorts

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

Men’s Tennis wins third in a row at home

The Ferris State men’s ten­nis team took their third straight home con­test 9–0 against Malone on March 29.

The win caps off a home win­ning stretch that saw the squad earn wins over Lake Erie (9−0) and Walsh (8−1) prior to their match up against the Pioneers. The Bulldogs have now won five of their last six con­tests, with their lone loss to Western Michigan, 7–0. (more…)

 
 

Changing Seasons

Ferris prepares for the 2014 outdoor season

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Ferris State moves out­side as both the men’s and women’s track and field teams pre­pare for the spring competition.

The 2013–14 indoor track sea­son has come to a close fol­low­ing the NCAA National Championships on March 15. Now, both Ferris teams have flipped their focus to the out­door sea­son as they hope to send a few Bulldogs to nation­als once again.

“As we switch to out­door, we start fine tun­ing; we fig­ure out where our weak points are in our races and work on that,” senior dis­tance run­ner Connor LaRowe said. “We have the poten­tial to do some dam­age come May.” (more…)

 
 
 

You Shall Not Play

Home openers cancelled along with follow up double header

by Published: Mar 23, 2014

Mother Nature has once again wagged her fin­ger at soft­ball as Ferris State’s home and GLIAC open­ers were can­celled due to weather.

Both the dou­ble header against Ashland on March 22 and the dou­ble header against Malone on March 23 were can­celled. The games were given the no-go after a fresh two inches of snow fell Friday night, also elim­i­nat­ing the back-up plan of mov­ing the con­test to Davenport.

“It was sad to see, we were really excited to get out on the dirt again,” fresh­man catcher/third base­man, Sydney Hasselbach, said. “I really hope we can get prac­tice going out­side, but it doesn’t look like that will hap­pen soon.”

Instead, Ferris will look towards their matchup against Lewis (Ill.) on Wednesday, March 26th, which is the next in line to be the Dawgs first home game. First pitch is slated for 3 pm, weather per­mit­ting of course.

 
 
Senior Pitcher Amy Dunleavy winds up a pitch during the 2013 softball season. So far the 2014 season has been off to a slow start and many games have been canceled due to weather. 

Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

Home Field Disadvantage

Michigan weather may snuff early season games for Ferris

by Published: Mar 19, 2014

Senior Pitcher Amy Dunleavy winds up a pitch dur­ing the 2013 soft­ball sea­son. So far the 2014 sea­son has been off to a slow start and many games have been can­celed due to weather.
Courtesy Photo By: Bill Bitzinger | FSU Photo Services

With the reg­u­lar sea­son home opener on the hori­zon, the Bulldogs might once again face inclement weather.

There is, how­ever, a glim­mer of hope on the radar as the as the Bulldogs pre­pare for their first home game against Ashland.

“If the weather coop­er­ates, it will be that much more excit­ing to play at home, espe­cially because we have a new resur­faced field,” junior out­fielder Jordan Maxwell said. “We’ve played well con­sid­er­ing the prac­tice con­di­tions, but we expect to improve every game. We have yet to reach our full poten­tial.” (more…)

 
 

On the Road Again

Bulldogs fight through extended road trip

by Published: Mar 5, 2014

Ferris State men’s ten­nis is grind­ing for con­tention in the young sea­son as the Bulldogs con­tinue their mas­sive 14-game road stretch.

The Bulldogs are cur­rently five matches deep in a 14-game road trip that spans from Feb. 21 to March 25 and has the team trav­el­ing as far as Florida and Georgia. With 20 days until their next home match, Ferris will have to face the adver­sity of the road if the squad plans to claim GLIAC laurels.

“It’s always hard to go away on the week­end and play three matches in a row,” Ferris junior Laurnet Galarneaun said. “We need to get back on the court this week and work on our game so we’re ready for our upcom­ing con­fer­ence matches.” (more…)

 
 
AoW

Athlete of the Week

by Published: Mar 5, 2014

Raymoan McAfee

Senior

FSU Men’s Basketball (more…)

 
 
Junior guard Deitrich Lever fights his way through a Wayne State defender for a basket this past Thursday. Despite their tough efforts and skills on the court, the Men’s basketball team fell two spots short of the top eight in the conference ranking and won’t be competing in the 2014 GLIAC Tournament.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Playoff Dreams Dead

Men’s hoops mathematically eliminated

by Published: Feb 26, 2014

Junior guard Deitrich Lever fights his way through a Wayne State defender for a bas­ket this past Thursday. Despite their tough efforts and skills on the court, the Men’s bas­ket­ball team fell two spots short of the top eight in the con­fer­ence rank­ing and won’t be com­pet­ing in the 2014 GLIAC Tournament.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

To make the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tour­na­ment, you have to win a lot.

The Bulldogs (9−15), despite win­ning their last two con­tests, have fallen two spots shy of the top eight in the con­fer­ence rank­ings, with Malone (14−11) being the last team to clinch a tour­na­ment berth.

Throughout the 2013–14 sea­son, Ferris has shown glimpses of great­ness, but these have been over­shad­owed by late game men­tal lapses and lack of con­sis­tency. Even though the Bulldogs have a shot to close out the sea­son strong, the dam­age has already been done. (more…)